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Meadow Horsetail (Shade Horsetail)

Equisetum pratense

Habitat: Found along shady banks of streams and in woods

Features: Thin, wiry branches that stem out of darkly colored nodes on the stalk; green stalk; small, dark node-like areas along the branches; middles branches are longer than the upper and lower branches; fairly evenly spaced branches all along the stalk

Height: 18 in. (45 cm.)

Behind Chapels Field, Brandeis University September 2002